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Cocoa processing still a ‘three horse race’ after Olam’s ADM Cocoa buy: Analyst

Olam’s $1.3bn deal to acquire ADM Cocoa is likely to have little impact on the price of cocoa ingredients for chocolate makers because grinding capacity is still concentrated with three players.

Rajhans builds arsenal to be India’s premium choc leader with Hoppits launch

Rajhans (Desai- Jain) Group has launched premium chocolate brand Hoppits under the Schmitten umbrella as it aims to become India’s leading luxury chocolate firm.

Dietitians ‘ambivalent’ about recommending low-calorie sweeteners

Not all dietitians recommend the use of low-calorie sweeteners in weight management, a study published in The European Journal of Public Health has found.

New hires gallery: ThinkThin, Mars Chocolate, ADM, Flowers Foods, PepsiCo, Coca-Cola, Aldi, Walmart

Check out who’s moving onwards and upwards as 2014 draws to a close with FoodNavigator-USA's festive round-up of new hires in food and beverage.

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Unsung candy heroes: Vote for your ConfectioneryNews Personality of the Year 2014!
FEATS IN SWEETS: WHO WINS YOUR 2014 VOTE?

Unsung candy heroes: Vote for your ConfectioneryNews Personality of the Year 2014!

Read through our shortlist of nominees and then vote for your ConfectioneryNews Personality of the Year 2014.

Wrigley Orbit merges into Extra range

Wrigley UK merges Orbit into Extra range

Wrigley UK has incorporated its Orbit brand into the Extra range to help drive sales and will...

Fine chocolate production like making fine wine: Chocolaterie Robert
International Chocolate Award winner Chocolat Madagascar

Creating fine chocolate ‘analogous to making wine’, says Chocolaterie Robert

International Chocolate Award winner Chocolaterie Robert says that fine chocolates, like fine wine, should process the main...

Easter eggs of the future: Barry Callebaut predictions

The Easter egg of 2015: ‘Like a Picasso, it will be more an art piece’

Confectionery manufacturers are expected to put twists on classic Easter eggs in 2015 as consumers start to...

Cargill Indonesia plant opens

Cargill opens $100m Indonesian cocoa plant

Cargill has opened its first cocoa processing facility in Asia in the East Java region of Indonesia.

Perfetti Van Melle satin effect gum coating patent
Patent Watch

Perfetti Van Melle files patent for ‘satin effect’ gum coating

Dutch-Italian confectioner Perfetti Van Melle has developed a method to control the surface roughness of chewing gum...

Spice chocolate for the Indian market

Spice up the Indian premium chocolate market, says taster

Multinational chocolate manufacturers are failing to cater to Indian tastes and should experiment with spices such as...

West Africa chocolate: Child labor, origin labeling
Food Empowerment Project urges transparency on child slavery

West Africa boycott needed for slave-free chocolate, says consumer group

The Food Empowerment Project has called on US chocolate makers to list cocoa country of origin on...

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